BANGANAPALLE (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)


AREA: 712.25 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs53,900 ACCESSION: 23rd February 1948
STATE: Madras (Kurnool Distt.) DYNASTY: Najm es-Sani RELIGION: Muslim (Shia)
POPULATION: 39,239 (1941)
REVENUE: Rs 3,35,546 (1941)



PRESENT RULER: HH Nawab Saiyid Mir FAZL ALI KHAN, Nawab of Banganapalle
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Banganapalle was held by a Hindu ruler prior to 1651. It was conquered by Ismail Adilshah along with the surrounding jagirs and were conferred by him on his General, Siddu Simbul, later on, the whole of the Deccan was conquered by Padshah Aurangzeb, and as a consequence, Banganapalle passed directly under his supremacy. The Mughal Emperor appointed Muhammed Beg Khan Rosebahandi, the uncle of his minister Mubariz Khan, as Killedar of Banganapalle. The descendants of Muhammed Beg Khan held the jagir till the death of Fazle Ali Khan II in 1769. As he died without issue, he was succeeded by Saiyid Husain Ali Khan, his sister's son by Saiyid Muhammed Khan Nughadi. After his death in 1783, Tippu Sultan was offended by the widow of Husain Ali Khan, and the family had to flee after the jagir was confiscated. They entered military service in Hyderabad, and earned great repute there. Eventually they gathered a force and marfched on Banganapalle, killed the killedar, Kutbudin, at the battle of Tamadpalle, and regained their ancestral property in 1793. Also has 13 Jagirs within the state. Rulers were... 
  • Saiyid Muhammed Khan Ruzvi, Minister to the Shah of Persia, married and had issue. He lived around 1633.
    • Saiyid Husain Ali Khan
    • Saiyid Thaher Ali Khan, married the daughter of Sultan Ali Adil Shah of Bijapur, and had issue.
      • Saiyid Asad Ali Khan
      • Saiyid Muhammed Khan Nughdi, Mansubdar, rose to the Command of a thousand horse in the service of the Nawab of Arcot, married the grand-daughter of Fazle Ali Khan, Jagirdar of Banganapalle, and had issue.
        • Saiyid Husain Ali Khan, succeeded Ghulam Ali Khan as Jagirdar of Banganapalle, he was an ambitious youth and rose to distinction in the service of Hyder Ali of Mysore, he was granted the title of Mazafar ul-Mulk and a present of 800 sowars, married and had issue. He died 1783.
          • Daughter, married her cousin, Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan
        • Saiyid Asad Ali Khan, married the sister-in-law of Ghulam Ali Khan, Jagirdar of Banganapalle, married and had issue.
          • Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan (see below)
          • Saiyid Fateh Ali Khan, died 1787.
          • Saiyid Ahmed Ali Khan
          • Saiyid Mustafa Ali Khan, married the grand-daughter of Musheer ul-mulk, Minister to the Nizam of Hyderabad.

  1. Saiyid ASAD ALI KHAN, 1st Chief of Banganapalle 1790/-

  2. Saiyid GHULAM ALI KHAN I Mansur ud-Daulah, 2nd Chief of Banganapalle 1793/1822 (abdicated), he was granted the title of Mansur ud-daulah Bahadur by the Nizam of Hyderabad, married his cousin, the daughter of Saiyid Husain Ali Khan, and had issue. He died 1831.
    • Saiyid Husain Ali Khan II (qv)
    • Saiyid Fateh Ali Khan, Jagirdar in Hyderabad, married and had issue.
      • Saiyid Asad Ali Khan Bahadur, married and had issue.
        • HH Nawab Saiyid Fateh Ali Khan Bahadur (qv)
      • Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan II Mansur ud-Daulah (qv)

    Temporarily annexed by Hyderabad 1831/1848

  3. Saiyid HUSAIN ALI KHAN II, 3rd Chief of Banganapalle 1822/1831 and in 1848, married and had issue. He died spm in 1848.
    • Imdad Husainee Begum, married her cousin, Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan II Mansur ud-Daulah, and had issue.

  4. Saiyid GHULAM ALI KHAN II Mansur ud-Daulah, 4th Chief of Banganapalle 1848/1868, C.S.I., married his cousin, Imdad Husainee Begum, the daughter of Saiyid Husain Ali Khan II, died spm on 7th October 1868.
    • Shaharbanu Begum, married 1863, Nazim ud-Daulah, claimant to the gaddi in 1868.
    • Abasi Begum, married her cousin, HH Nawab Saiyid Fateh Ali Khan Bahadur, and had issue.

  5. HH Nawab Saiyid FATEH ALI KHAN Bahadur C.S.I., 5th Nawab of Banganapalle 1868/1905, born 10th July 1848 (#1) at Banganapalle, he was granted the title of Nawab in 1876, he was created a Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, on 1st January 1877, on the occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of India, married 1stly, his cousin, Abasi Begum, the daughter of Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan II, married 2ndly, a lady of the family of Nur ul-umra Bahadur of Hyderabad, and had issue. He died in April 1905.
    • Nawab Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan III Bahadur (qv)
    • Saiyid Asad Ali Khan Bahadur, married a lady of the family of Nur ul-umra Bahadur of Hyderabad, and had issue.
      • Nawab (name unknown) Begum Sahiba, she married (her cousin), HH Nawab Saiyid Fazli Ali Khan Bahadur, and had issue. She died 1928.
    • Saiyid Husain Ali Khan Bahadur

  6. Nawab Saiyid GHULAM ALI KHAN III Bahadur, 6th Nawab of Banganapalle 1905/1922, born October 1873, he was formally installed in December 1908; married 7th December 1900, the daughter of his uncle, Saiyid Murtaza Ali Khan, and had issue. He died 1922.
    • HH Nawab Saiyid Fazli Ali Khan Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawab Mir Fateh Ali Khan
    • Nawab Mir Inayat Ali Khan

  7. HH Nawab Saiyid FAZLI ALI KHAN Bahadur, 7th Nawab of Banganapalle 1922/- , born 9th November 1901 (#2) and succeeded to the musnaid on 22nd January 1922 and formally installed on 6th July 1922; , educated at At. George Grammar School, Hyderabad, at the Newington Institution, Madras and at Mayo College, Ajmer (Diploma Examination, 1920); Member of the Chamber of Princes; has performed pilgrimages to the Holy Places in Iran, Iraq and Arabia; married 1stly, in 1924, (his cousin) Nawab (name unknown) Begum Sahiba, died 1928, daughter of Saiyid Asad Ali Khan Bahadur (see above), married 2ndly, 1930, Nawab Raisunnissa Begum Sahiba of the Salar Jung Family, and had issue.
    • HH Nawab Saiyid Ghulam Ali Khan IV Bahadur (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Sahibzadi Sultani Begum (by 1st wife), born 31st August 1927.
    • Sahibzadi Nargis Khatoon (aka Sahibzadi Pasha)(by 2nd wife), born 20th August 1936.
    • Sahibzadi Haji Pasha (by 2nd wife), born 18th August 1938.

  8. HH Nawab Saiyid GHULAM ALI KHAN IV Bahadur, 8th Nawab of Banganapalle, born 12th October 1925, educated at Bishop Cotton School, Bangalore.

  9. HH Nawab Saiyid Mir FAZL ALI KHAN, 9th Nawab of Banganapalle (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.50
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945